Golly has it been a minute since I’ve last written!!
This recent Riding in the car with Me(l) post took place a few weeks back while working in Vermont. Beautiful state. But cold….and, dare I say, dangerous? I’ll let you be the judge.
I recently took a job that has shipped me over to the beautiful New England region. Vermont. Everyone kept telling me how beautiful it would be in autumn: fall foliage, cool days followed by cooler nights, bonfires with crew, Sundays filled with hoodies and football… I was in. I was ready. I wanted to be in Vermont! Flash forward only 4 days into being in Vermont…. The first saturday of my 6 week adventure: early call time, cold, slight mountain rain, pretty good dinner and long tired drive back to the hotel. Egh, not horrible right? ….
Scene: Residence Inn fire pit
Cast: Eric, Spencer and myself.
Me: You guys! I’ll bring down stuff to make s’mores! It’s in my mexican blood to be a caretaker and feed people. I’ll be back in, how they say in mexico… un segundo!
Eric: she’s crazy, but at least she’s bringing us food, let’s keep her.
Spencer: yay! S’mores!
Me: alright here you go, and here you go. Oh you want another? Great! I’ll make it!
Cue in the long extended S’more stick in the fire pit with marshmallow at end. Flames erupt on the marshmallow.
Me: blah blah blah, that’s funny, blah blah, oh! my marshmallow is on fire let me wave it around to put it out! (smart)
flaming marshmallow sways up, down, up, down loosening at every sway ….snap. off the stick. flying at speeds that man has never even heard of…
Me: OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. Did this just happen!?
Me: OH MY GOD. OH. MY. GOD.
Eric: ahaha I have never seen that happen to anyone before!!! hahahha I’m sorry for laughing, but…. hahahaha
ME: OH MY GOD. It’s in my hair, and my face! and… OH. MY. GOD. MY FACE IS MELTING.
said flaming marshmallow has now sprung from the stick, on to my face causing it to explode on impact covering a good 65% of my right cheek and hair.
Spencer: haha oh friends on phone, you are so great, haha that is super…. OMG!!! YOUR FACE!!!
Me: I am burning my face. Literally it is going to blister. Burn face.
at this point it has began to settle in. My face is burning. I run to grab a wet towel and try to remove the burning melted marshmallow off my face. Spencer has run around looking for ANYTHING.
Spencer: can I get you some Cortisone!?!?!?
His attempts were noble.
Me: I’m going to be a monster!!! My face is going to melt off all because of a flaming marshmallow! I shall be called Two-Face. Harvey Dent. Forever. Goodbye Cover Girl gig. Maybelline? More like Maybe-never. I never thought I could relate to Leonardo DiCaprio, but Woman in the Iron Mask has a good ring to it.
after much antibacterial cream from the hotel lobby and almost tears, I went upstairs and laughed.
Me: hahaha melissa, you burnt your face because of a flying flaming marshmallow. Goodnight.